It is difficult to imagine the mind that could dream up the latest gimmick with plants, but the imagination of some folks has no bounds and the WishPlant has been conceived in Holland. This consists of a transparent capsule in key fob size that contains a growing mini-plant. There are tiny holes for air and water at the base of the capsule. Depending upon the plant it contains, the capsule has to be placed in water once a week or once a month so that the base can absorb sufficient water. The capsules contain a mini cactus or a mini succulent. There are ten different varieties in all and the tiny plants last between three and six months. After that they become too big for the capsule and have to be re-potted. Each plant comes with a wish, making it an ideal gift. WishPlant comes in three options: colour, square and pearl. More information about WishPlant can be found here.
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